DEXTER -- Gilbert M. Faulkner, 79, died Jan. 3, 2012, at his home.
Born July 31, 1932, in Bloomfield, to the late Earnest and Minnie Cantrel Faulkner, he retired as a chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy. He serviced planes and he and his brother were co-owners of an aviation service.
He is survived by one brother, Sam Faulkner of Bloomfield, and one sister, Donna Ruth Ann Faulkner of the state of Oregon.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Carl Faulkner, George Faulkner, John Vaughn, Norman Faulkner, Charles Faulkner and David Faulkner, and four sisters, Beatrice Hester, Geneva Nelson, Virginia Merideth and Joyce Faulkner.
Visitation is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Burial with full military honors will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.